Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at the Walnut Street Theatre

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 208th season with an exciting musical inspired by the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, this high energy musical begins previews on May 16th, opens on May 24th and runs through July 16th on the WST Mainstage.

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Celebrate the 95th Anniversary of Strand Center for the Arts

The 95th anniversary celebration of the Strand Center for the Arts begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail party in the Strand gallery hosted by Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles on April 26, 2017.  Lori Davis and Sheri Gilmore will entertain guests with Karaoke, along with guest appearances by Tony and Heidi DeFabritus, Arlan Feiles, Chris Rockwell, Richie (Elvis) Santa, Robert Santa, and many others. Continue reading Celebrate the 95th Anniversary of Strand Center for the Arts

Uganda’s “Quentin Tarantino” Producer Comes to LBI

Lighthouse International Film Festival’s 2017 Annual Kick Off Party will take place on May 6, 2017 at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Science starting at 7:00 p.m.  The evening includes an exclusive screening and director discussion, the upcoming previews of the 2017 Lighthouse International Film Festival line-up, hors d’oeuvres from the best area restaurants, music by Michael Engesser of Solid Rock Productions, cash bar and a great silent auction. Admission $35 per person.

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ANNUAL SENIOR ART EXHIBIT SEEKS SENIOR ARTISTS

Calling all senior artists!  The 41st Annual Ocean County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit is looking for entries.  Professional and nonprofessional artists, 60 years of age or older, who are residents of Ocean County are eligible to submit artwork in one of 11 categories.  Artwork will be received only on Wednesday, June 7 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon in the lobby of the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts (Building #12) on the Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.  Please use Parking Lot #2. Continue reading ANNUAL SENIOR ART EXHIBIT SEEKS SENIOR ARTISTS

The Long Beach Island premiere of Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy

The Long Beach Island premiere of Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy, will take place Saturday, April 22, 2017- 7:00PM – Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Station-2006 Central Blvd, Ship Bottom, NJ Continue reading The Long Beach Island premiere of Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy

The Stage Heats Up For AC Ballet’s Spring Season

The weather is getting warmer and the Atlantic City Ballet is heating up for this tale of seduction, passion, betrayal and murder with their sexy, ballet Carmen. Featuring the original, breathtaking choreography of Artistic Director, Phyllis Papa, backdrop design by Broadway scenic artist David Esler and an enthralling score by Georges Bizet, Carmen tells the story of a beautiful seductress, the two lovers who vie for her affection and the tragic outcome of their tangled affair. Ms. Papa’s imaginative staging creates a world where gypsies, smugglers and toreadors pack all the sizzle of Spanish culture into an irresistible theatrical event. Continue reading The Stage Heats Up For AC Ballet’s Spring Season

Bellarine Theatre Presents Roald Dahl’s Giant Peach Jr.

MARCH 31 – APRIL 2, 2017
Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

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JERRY’S GIRLS at Walnut Street Theatre

Walnut Street Theatre’s 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with an electrifying tribute to an all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, in JERRY’S GIRLS. Directed and choreographed by Ellie Mooney, the production begins with previews on April 4th, opens on April 6th and continues through July 2nd in the Walnut’s Independence Studio on 3.

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Stockton Performing Arts Program to Present ‘Into the Woods’ in Performing Arts Center April 5-9

Stockton University’s Arts and Humanities Performing Arts program will present James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” on April 5-9 in the Performing Arts CenterThe show intertwines several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and explores the consequences of each character’s wishes and choices.

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